The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at noon in the Collins-Burke Chapel with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery. Sherron Everret Pruden will officiate.
Lester was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Bennett Lester; mother, Mary Louise Lester; sisters, Margaret Paynter, Hazel Lambert and Lillian Powers.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lester; daughter, Tara Lester; son, James Lester Jr. (Misty); grandchildren, Skylar Lester, Braxton Robinson, Matthew Jones and Josh Lewis; sisters, Patricia Langford, Jessie Thronsbury and Bessie Belcher; brothers, Herbert Lester, Ralph Lester, Ringo Lester, J.B. Lester and Glen Lester.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571